Improving the Thickness-Swelling (TS) of Castor-Stalk Based Panel
Castor-oil stalk is one kind of excellent woody materials, and the thickness swelling ( TS ) of the castor-oil stalk based panel with Urea- formaldehyde resin ( UF ) cannot meet the requirement of the Standard of People’s Republic of China. the TS of the panel was improved with wax emulsion.Results showed that the mechanical properties and the TS of the particle panels were improved as the wax emulsion loading increased. The TS of castor stalk based particle boards and fiber boards can meet the requirement of standard of PRC when 1.44 and 1.2 wt% wax emulsion, respectively, was added.
Yanguo Shi and Jinlong Zuo
X. P. Li et al., "Improving the Thickness-Swelling (TS) of Castor-Stalk Based Panel", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 183-185, pp. 2095-2099, 2011